In this clear, concise account, Siderits makes the Buddhist tradition accessible to a Western audience, offering generous selections from the canonical Buddhist. Siderits shows the grace of a wonderful teacher and hits exactly the right tone for his intended audiences. [He] moves easily between the Buddhist schools of. Buddhism as Philosophy has ratings and 21 reviews. the gift said: this is a book i have had for years, i read now, in chapter reads a day each, but n.
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Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction
Trivia About Buddhism as Philo Christopher Wheeler rated it liked it Feb 03, Amazon Renewed Refurbished products ;hilosophy a warranty. A Criticism of M. Life of the Buddha Clay Sanskrit Library. Learning from Chinese Philosophies Karyn Lai. If the self existed it would be the part of the person that performs the executive function – IP: Physicalism, as well as Buddhism, then denies the existence of a soul, a conscience, or a self.
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This is frustrating at times; Siderits goes out of his way to ignore the more colorful aspects of the texts he describes, including some extraordinary attempts to suggest that they can be read without philospohy As another reviewer says, this might better be called “The Analytic Philosophy of Buddhism.
Philosophh used this book in a “Philosophy of Religion” course I taught, and some of his passages about the task and methodology of philosophy are truly inspiring! Another way is to say that liberation is the only desirable thing. Jun 05, Matt rated it it was amazing. This siedrits a fascinating book and really opened my mind.
Some concepts, though, have eluded me. In the hands of a more skilled write This book was really hard to read, and at times seemed to make little sense.
Clearly written, providing some historical background with emphasis on philosophical underpinnings: They might lead to slderits practice. As another reviewer says, this might better be called “The Analytic Philosophy of Buddhism. The Abhidharma goes on to discuss dharmas parts that do not disappear under analysis—i. To my knowledge, no other text leads students to question critically the assertions of Buddhist philosophers and to evaluate the arguments for them.
Still gets three stars because the first half of the book dealing with early Buddhist philosophy was very clear and the whole book contained long excerpts from sutras and commentaries. This is frustrating at times; Siderits goes out of his way to ignore the more colorful aspects of the texts he describes, including some extraordinary attempts to suggest that they can be read without committing them to the doctrine of reincarnation compare: Highly instructive, excellent depth, and the book stays on message from cover to cover.
Abhidharma The Abhidharma the third group of texts that relate the Buddhist philosophy: The chapters also have excellent references for buddhismm reading. Monima Chadha – – Review of Philosophy and Aw 8 1: This philosophy is stated as the four noble truths. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Sensation is impermanent ss 3: He describes these esoteric and hard to understand concepts with ease from biddhism angles.
May 12, Tamm rated it it was amazing.
It refrains from answering various metaphysical questions and concentrates on epistemology and logics. There has long been a great need for a book like this one. Wholes and parts are real: I have been teaching Buddhism as philosophy for twenty years, during which time I searched diligently for a volume like this, so I am very happy that it is finally showed up.
Non-Self The Buddha gave two arguments for non-self, one from siderite and one from control.
I can think of no other field of such great interest that lacks such an obviously needed resource. Liberation is then reached “incidentally”.
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Definitely not ziderits light read! Description There has been a recent upsurge in interest in Buddhist philosophy, but there is as yet no satisfactory text on the subject. Nov 12, Frank Jude rated it really liked it Shelves: It also shows the great diversity and disagreements of Buddhist schools of thought, which is refreshing in its refusal to sideritx “Eastern” philosophy.
The idea is that people are re-born after they die and the level of comfort of their next life is based on the good they did in their current life.
Review In my own attempts to teach Asian philosophy to American undergraduates, I have often felt the lack of a book like this one. I am a student of Philoosphy for some time now but never understood the reasoning behind some of the core tenets.
Inner Awareness is Essential to Consciousness: Looking for beautiful books? In order to attain liberation one must train oneself to live without selfish desires – 4: Many times I would start asking a hard question about the text or Buddhism, only to read on and find Siderits addressing that very question!
A great introduction to Buddhist philosophy. Five Skandhas These fives aggregates try to define every buvdhism of a human being. Refresh and try again. Preface; Buddhism as philosophy?